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Chris Williams

NAME

POE::Component::IRC::Plugin::PlugMan - A PoCo-IRC plugin that provides plugin management services.

SYNOPSIS

 use strict;
 use warnings;
 use POE qw(Component::IRC::State);
 use POE::Component::IRC::Plugin::PlugMan;

 my $botowner = 'somebody!*@somehost.com';
 my $irc = POE::Component::IRC::State->spawn();

 POE::Session->create(
     package_states => [
         main => [ qw(_start irc_plugin_add) ],
     ],
 );

 sub _start {
     $irc->yield( register => 'all' );
     $irc->plugin_add( 'PlugMan' => POE::Component::IRC::Plugin::PlugMan->new( botowner => $botowner ) );
     return;
 }

 sub irc_plugin_add {
     my ($desc, $plugin) = @_[ARG0, ARG1];

     if ($desc eq 'PlugMan') {
         $plugin->load( 'Connector', 'POE::Component::IRC::Plugin::Connector' );
     }
     return;
 }

DESCRIPTION

POE::Component::IRC::Plugin::PlugMan is a POE::Component::IRC plugin management plugin. It provides support for 'on-the-fly' loading, reloading and unloading of plugin modules, via object methods that you can incorporate into your own code and a handy IRC interface.

METHODS

new

Takes two optional arguments:

'botowner', an IRC mask to match against for people issuing commands via the IRC interface;

'auth_sub', a sub reference which will be called to determine if a user may issue commands via the IRC interface. Overrides 'botowner'. It will be called with three arguments: the IRC component object, the nick!user@host and the channel name as arguments. It should return a true value if the user is authorized, a false one otherwise.

'debug', set to a true value to see when stuff goes wrong;

Not setting 'botowner' or 'auth_sub' effectively disables the IRC interface.

If 'botowner' is specified the plugin checks that it is being loaded into a POE::Component::IRC::State or sub-class and will fail to load otherwise.

Returns a plugin object suitable for feeding to POE::Component::IRC's plugin_add method.

load

Loads a managed plugin.

Takes two mandatory arguments, a plugin descriptor and a plugin package name. Any other arguments are used as options to the loaded plugin constructor.

 $plugin->load( 'Connector', 'POE::Component::IRC::Plugin::Connector', delay, 120 );

Returns true or false depending on whether the load was successfully or not.

unload

Unloads a managed plugin.

Takes one mandatory argument, a plugin descriptor.

 $plugin->unload( 'Connector' );

Returns true or false depending on whether the unload was successfully or not.

reload

Unloads and loads a managed plugin, with applicable plugin options.

Takes one mandatory argument, a plugin descriptor.

 $plugin->reload( 'Connector' );

loaded

Takes no arguments.

 $plugin->loaded();

Returns a list of descriptors of managed plugins.

INPUT

An IRC interface is enabled by specifying a "botowner" mask to new. Commands may be either invoked via a PRIVMSG directly to your bot or in a channel by prefixing the command with the nickname of your bot. One caveat, the parsing of the irc command is very rudimentary (it merely splits the line on spaces).

plugin_add

Takes the same arguments as load.

plugin_del

Takes the same arguments as unload.

plugin_reload

Takes the same arguments as reload.

plugin_loaded

Returns a list of descriptors of managed plugins.

plugin_list

Returns a list of descriptors of *all* plugins loaded into the current PoCo-IRC component.

AUTHOR

Chris 'BinGOs' Williams

SEE ALSO

POE::Component::IRC::State

POE::Component::IRC::Plugin




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